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The Social Science Core Writing Program: Resources for Achieving Collective Goals Freshmen Because our student body is drawn from such a vast and varied pool of elementary schools, it is disingenuous to assume that they all enter Northside having been instructed in fundamental and core principles of writing. Indeed, our experience with these students has proven otherwise. Therefore, by the end of the World Studies course, all freshmen should be able to understand and demonstrate the fundamental processes of good writing. Since the freshman World Studies course is the department’s core course, through which ~97% of our students travel, it is imperative that students be introduced to important age- appropriate building blocks that will facilitate their future writing. Included in the freshman Writing Program are: 1. Library-based research (using, at bare minimum, NEIU’s library) that introduces students to the multiple forms of information available in a library— books, periodicals, microfilm, microfiche, maps, Census Data, governmental documents, etc.—and teaches students how to find needed information from these sources in a timely and focused manner. Northeastern Illinois Library : http://www.neiu.edu/~neiulib/ NEIU Library Collections & Reference Phone #’s http://www.neiu.edu/ ~neiulib/about/libcollections/collections.html Guide to NEIU Library: http://www.neiu.edu/~neiulib/about/libinformation/finding.html This link indicates how to navigate the NEIU library and the location of materials. Library of Congress Subject Headings: http://www.lib.purdue.edu/ugrl/inst/lcsh.pdf A brief description of the Library of Congress System is provided to aid in researching at NEIU and other institutions utilizing the system. General index databases defined: http://www.lib.purdue.edu/ugrl/inst/generaldbss.pdf The most commonly used databases are described. What’s the Difference? Journals & Magazines: http://www.lib.purdue.edu/ugrl/inst/difference.pdf This link provides a chart detailing the differences between and qualities of magazines and journal Trade journals too: http://library.cord.edu/library101/academic.htm This link expands on the above to include trade journals. Microfilm: http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Microfilm This link defines microfilm and provides a rationale for its use. Microfiche: http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/microfiche This link defines microfiche and provides a rationale for its use. Constructing a search statement: http://www.lib.purdue.edu/ugrl/inst/searchstatement.pdf
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This link provides examples of how to vary search statements and may help to reduce stress during initial stages of research. NEIU Database Access Code:
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course ALS 402 taught by Professor Weston,l.a./durand, during the Summer '97 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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